Map of Africa, 1828

Historian to bring more digital expertise to the digital humanities

April 23, 2021

CU Boulder scholar is one of the newest recipients of the prestigious Mellon New Directions fellowship, which promotes continued interdisciplinary training.

Patty Limerick

Patricia Limerick elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 22, 2021

Renowned historian honored for her work bridging the gap between academics and the general public.

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Students, staff and faculty honored for diversity efforts

April 7, 2021

Recipients, chosen by faculty committee, ‘work tirelessly and most times in the dark’ for diversity and inclusion.

Destruction by Thomas Cole

Alumnus who loves to teach aims to ‘humanize’ history

Feb. 17, 2021

This year’s teacher of the year credits CU Boulder professors and his parents for the honor

Harry Potter train

Harry Potter as modern religious text

Feb. 9, 2021

CU Boulder senior’s thesis reflects on what it means to be a spiritual text.

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A question of honor makes history

Jan. 14, 2021

CU Boulder history graduate inspires removal of ‘Lost Cause’ scholar’s name from prestigious Civil War book award.

The bosses of the senate

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

Jan. 12, 2021

CU Boulder historian wins NEH-Mellon fellowship for digital publication.

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Patty Limerick named to state Geographic Naming Advisory Board

Aug. 10, 2020

Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of CU Boulder’s Center of the American West, will play a central role in Colorado’s historic effort to reassess names of state landmarks.


Historian wins top honor from American Council of Learned Societies

April 23, 2020

David Shneer’s winning project highlights Holocaust survivors who ‘commemorated murdered Jews in the very country that orchestrated their murder’


Six lessons we can learn from past pandemics

April 9, 2020

“Epidemics highlight the fault lines in our society,” says CU Boulder history Professor Elizabeth Fenn, a Pulitizer Prize winning writer and scholar of epidemics.